Safety & Compliance

CVSA's Roadcheck Commences June 2

May 18, 2009

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Inspectors and law enforcement officials will be patrolling North America's highways as part of the annual "Roadcheck" starting June 2, an event sponsored by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance.
The 72-hour Roadcheck is meant to emphasize the importance of safety to commercial truck and bus drivers.

The CVSA mobilizes federal, state, provincial and local inspectors to more than 1,000 locations across North America to conduct thorough North American Standard Level I Inspections.

"The number and the severity of crashes each year involving large trucks and buses is declining," said Rose McMurray, acting deputy administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, which is co-sponsoring. "We must not lessen our resolve to work together to make our highways and roads safer for every traveler."

Last year, inspectors performed 67,931 truck and bus road inspections, a record high for the annual Roadcheck. This year, roadside inspectors will focus on the NAS Level I Inspection, which examines things including driver's license, seat belt, medical examiner's certificate and waiver, alcohol and drugs, hours of service, driver's record of duty status and vehicle inspection report, to name a few.

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